Areas of Interest/Specialization: Molecular Cell Biology, Genetic toxicology, Environmental toxicology, Medicinal plant research, Cancer Biology.
Research experience: 9 years
Teaching Experience: 1 years
The overall goal is screening the potential of medicinal plants to regress the cancer progression, and decoding molecular pathways of bioactive compounds against cancer development. The life style factors also an important factor of carcinogenesis. The role of life style factors like consumption of smokeless tobacco, areca nut in inducing oral cancer and identification of potential biomarker for early detection is one of my research areas. Besides, role of tight junction proteins in cancer progression and its mitigation by the use of potential phytochemicals is my research goal since the day of my doctoral research. An approach involving molecular biology, genetic toxicology, cell biology and analytical chemistry is used to uncover a number of questions related to effects of life style factors and carcinogenic agents in carcinogenesis. Also, the potential of antioxidants from natural sources to ameliorate such effects is also one of my research interests.